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It was my pleasure to meet with high school students from the Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol Cadet Program at the Capitol. These young leaders have bright futures ahead of them as they pursue careers in the United States Navy and Air Force. Thank you for your service to the state of Wisconsin!

Protecting the Vulnerable

During the upcoming legislative session, a number of bills to protect the lives of unborn babies and eliminate the last vestiges of taxpayer-funded abortion here in Wisconsin will be up for debate on the floor of the legislature.

At a time when other states are expanding and subsidizing the horrific practice of late-term abortion and outright legalizing infanticide, Wisconsin should take the lead in reaffirming our commitment to pro-life policies and the defense of protections for the unborn, not following in the footsteps of Democratic governors in Virginia and New York and their complete disregard for human life.


Pro-Life Legislation

firmly support the following bills that are currently being circulated for co-sponsorship at the Capitol. It should go without saying that every life is worth living.

LRB-2675: Born Alive Protection Act – requirements for children born alive following abortion or attempted abortion and providing a penalty.

This bill requires any health care provider present at the time an abortion - or attempted abortion - that results in a child to be born alive to exercise the same level of professional care to preserve the life and health of the child that any other diligent and conscientious health care provider would render to born alive children under normal circumstances.

LRB-2280: Sex-selective, disability-selective, and other selective abortions and providing a penalty.

This bill prohibits a person from performing, inducing, or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a woman if the person knows the woman is seeking an abortion solely based on the race, color, nationality, ancestry, or sex of the unborn child or solely because the unborn child has been diagnosed with Down Syndrome or another congenital disability. 

LRB-2406: Prohibiting DHS from certifying certain abortion providers as qualified providers under the Medical Assistance program.

This bill prohibits the Department of Health Services (DHS) from certifying and providing taxpayer funds to any provider under the Medical Assistance program that is a private entity conducting abortion services or is an affiliate of a person that provides abortion services. This would ensure that no taxpayer dollars are used on abortions.

LRB-2703: A Woman’s Right to Know Act.

This bill requires important information regarding abortion-inducing drug regimens to be provided to a woman that is planning to have an abortion via this method. The “abortion pill” is actually two pills taken at separate times. The bill requires DHS to include written materials to inform women about the possibilities of continuing a pregnancy after ingesting the first part of the two-step abortion-inducing drug should they have a change of heart.

Fact Checking PolitiFact Wisconsin

Earlier this month, I shared the fact that Governor Ever's proposed budget would create a 'nearly' $2 billion gap moving forward (while raising taxes and fees), known as the structural deficit.

This followed reports from both the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel which also stated that Evers’ budget would create a '$2 billion shortfall.'

To emphasize the point, an excerpt from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article read: "The gap, known as the structural deficit, would be the largest since former Gov. Jim Doyle..." Although PolitiFact Wisconsin's own partner newspaper reported the same information as my office, they assigned my claim only a "half-true" rating.

Apparently, PolitiFact Wisconsin no longer stands by their own reporting and will try to twist and mangle facts to prove that the truth surrounding Governor Evers' budget implications is somehow misleading.

You can listen to Jay Weber explain on his radio show why PolitiFact Wisconsin's “half-true” rating of my statement that Evers' budget creates a nearly $2B deficit – a fact reported by both their own Capitol reporter and the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau – is itself false.


2019-20 Fishing Season

Opening day for Wisconsin fishing is May 4, 2019. Hook and line fishing for many fish species on many Wisconsin waters begins on that day.

2019-20 Season Schedule

Early inland trout (catch and release) January 5, 2019 to May 3
General inland trout May 4, 2019 (5 a.m.) to October
General inland fishing May 4, 2019 to March 1, 2020
Largemouth bass northern zone May 4, 2019 to March 1, 2020
Smallmouth bass northern zone catch & release May 4, 2019 to June 14
Smallmouth bass northern zone harvest June 15, 2019 to March 1, 2020
Large and smallmouth bass southern zone May 4, 2019 to March 1, 2020
Musky - northern zone May 25, 2019 to November 30
Musky - southern zone May 4, 2019 to December 31
Northern pike May 4, 2019 to March 1, 2020
Walleye May 4, 2019 to March 1, 2020
Lake Sturgeon September 7, 2019 to September 30 (hook-and-line)

Free Fishing Weekends:

June 1-2, 2019 (Summer)
January 18-19, 2020 (Winter)